Hyperkin Wants To Turn Your Phone Into a Game Boy


It’s a dangerously day to be teasing awesome retro novelty products, but Hyperkin is at it anyway. The company just announced that the Smart Boy design concept it posted on Reddit —a special iPhone case that lets you play real, physical Nintendo Game Boy cartridges on your smartphone—is for real. I’m so happy this… » 4/01/15 4:57pm Yesterday 4:57pm

We Hope These Great April Fools Prank Products Become Real

The worst day of the year is once again upon us, but thanks to ThinkGeek it's made slightly more bearable with a new batch of fictional products that the company might one day actually produce and sell. Some of them are a long shot, but that won't stop us from dreaming. » 4/01/15 10:04am Yesterday 10:04am

Clever Backpack Stroller Is Always at the Ready, Never in the Way

Unless you’ve opted for an antique carriage dating back to the 1920s, most modern strollers are able to collapse small enough to squeeze into a car’s trunk. But the lightweight OmniO Rider actually folds small enough to be worn as a comfortable backpack, giving you an emergency means to transport a tired toddler… » 4/01/15 9:20am Yesterday 9:20am

A Brilliant Child's Bike Seat That Instantly Transforms Into a Stroller

For a lot of city dwellers a bicycle is their primary form of transportation—even once they have kids. So a Swedish designer named Lycke von Schantz has come up with a clever child's bike seat called the Påhoj that instantly transforms into a lightweight stroller once you arrive at your destination. » 3/31/15 1:20pm Tuesday 1:20pm

This Wristband's Tactile Vibrations Let Musicians Silently Keep the Beat

During a performance a band is completely reliant on its drummer for setting the rhythm, but what about during rehearsal when a musician is practicing alone? Or when a musical group doesn't have a drummer? That's where this new wearable comes in. It doesn't tell time, it doesn't have notifications, and it can't run… » 3/31/15 9:49am Tuesday 9:49am

A studded case lets you customize and personalize your MacBook with Lego

If you've always wanted to customize the lid of your MacBook but hate the idea of putting stickers on it, a new Kickstarter is attempting to raise funds to produce a laptop case that can be decorated, adorned, or upgraded with most building toys, including Lego. » 3/27/15 1:54pm Friday 1:54pm

A Stroller Trailer Lets You Run With a Kid in Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you'll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It's a new take on the stroller that's pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your… » 3/23/15 10:15am 3/23/15 10:15am

​In A Perfect World, Every USB Plug Would Also Be A USB Port

If those nesting USB plugs look familiar, you've been reading Gizmodo for a long time. Back in 2010, the stackable USB plug wasn't much more than a big-spoon/little-spoon concept, but now it's almost real—by which I mean it's on Kickstarter. » 3/19/15 11:00pm 3/19/15 11:00pm

This Lighter Works Like a Taser To Start Fires Without a Flame

If you need more than ten fingers to count the number of times you've burned yourself while trying to light a candle at the bottom of a tall glass container, the Illume ArcLighter will probably seem like the greatest invention since the wheel. Instead of a flame, it produces a glowing electric arc that can light… » 3/19/15 2:56pm 3/19/15 2:56pm

This Transforming Scooter Is the Ultimate Mobility Aid for Any Age

It's assumed that electric scooters are a tool designed for those with mobility issues or the elderly, but the creators of the transforming ILY-A concept see it as the perfect solution for commuters, travelers, or anyone who occasionally just doesn't feel like walking. » 3/19/15 9:20am 3/19/15 9:20am

A Combo 3-D Printer, CNC Machine And Laser Etcher Makes A Lot Of Sense

3-D printers are powerful but limited tools: you can make anything you want, but only out of a specific kind of plastic. But combine that with a CNC machine that shapes metal, and a laser etcher for fine detail, and you have an all-in-one workshop that doesn't require you getting your hands dirty. » 3/18/15 11:30pm 3/18/15 11:30pm

Parents Become Human Jungle Gyms While Wearing This Rope Vest

It's generally assumed that once you become a parent you'll do anything for your kids—anything. And apparently that now includes swallowing your self-esteem and pride, strapping on this rope vest, and letting your children climb all over you like a human jungle gym. » 3/18/15 1:26pm 3/18/15 1:26pm

A Case With a Pop-Up Crank Keeps Your Smartphone Charged Forever

Hand crank-powered flashlights and radios for weather emergencies are nothing new, but what about when your smartphone dies in the middle of the day? That's just as dire an emergency, and it's inspired the creation of this smartphone case with a built-in charger and pop-up crank that can, at least in theory, keep your… » 3/17/15 4:50pm 3/17/15 4:50pm

​This Customizable Modular Keyboard is Anything You Want It To Be

There are a lot of alternative keyboard options out there, but sometimes you need something really specific. Building your own is pretty tough. Students from Tokyo University are about to make it easier. » 3/11/15 8:30pm 3/11/15 8:30pm

Just Toss This Digitized Notebook In the Microwave to Erase Every Page

When a paper notebook also doubles as the archive for all of your hand-written notes, it makes sense to buy a new one once it's full. But when that paper notebook can be easily digitized and backed up to the cloud using a smartphone, there's no reason not to reuse it. So the Rocketbook notebook can be easily erased by… » 3/11/15 9:48am 3/11/15 9:48am

This Electric Skateboard Has Motors Inside Its Wheels

I've ridden more than a few electric skateboards in my time, but they all have the same problems: they all feel too electric and not enough skateboard. They're often too thick to accommodate batteries and motors, and too heavy to push if the battery dies. Can't we do better? Inboard Sports thinks so: it's building an… » 3/10/15 8:49pm 3/10/15 8:49pm

New Glasses Make You Invisible to Facial Recognition Software

AVG is a name well-known in the Windows world for its decent and free anti-virus software, but the company is apparently looking to expand outside of just software and protect people's privacy in the real world now. At Mobile World Congress, AVG is demoing a concept pair of glasses that both foil facial recognition… » 3/02/15 9:20am 3/02/15 9:20am

I Never Realized I Need A Bluetooth Wallet

When a new Kickstarter launches for an everyday item with (Bluetooth/NFC/WiFi/solar panels/CNC'd aluminium unibody — delete as appropriate) capabilities on board, I'm normally first in the line of jeering sceptics. But a wallet with built-in Bluetooth actually makes a lot of sense. Pass the Kool-Aid, please. » 2/28/15 10:00am 2/28/15 10:00am